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    2.4 Rabada now strikes! This one bounces and takes the outside edge near the higher part of the bat. 146ks. Good variations. Back of a length and put on off, Charles has a lazy waft. No feet movement. He is late to loosen his grip. He ends up feeding an outside edge to Morris at second slip 12/2
    1.6 Fletcher has another swing and nicks off. SA find an early breakthrough. Perfectly pitched, this. Full and angled away wide outside off. The opener chases it with a flashy drive and edges it behind to Qdk. Healthy nick. Gone... 12/1
    36.1 he's redeemed himself, and how! Bravo has thrown it away when everything was in his favour. This wasn't all that full, it was in fact an off cutter, but Bravo goes for a cross-batted swipe across the line, the bat face turns in his hand as he makes contact. The ball lobs high in the air as Faf, running backwards from mid-on, dives full length forward and is airborne as he pulls off a stunner! As far as catches go, it would be hard to top that tonight. Morris applauded Bravo as he walked past him. Good to see! 210/6
    2.5 bowled'em! Make that two in two. Rabada is pumped. Scorching yorker at 146.3ks/90.9mph, swings in as well, Samuels is late to bring his bat down. Timbaaah! The off stump is floored. All three batsmen guilty of being pinned to the crease.... 12/3
    4.6 Rabada softened up Ramdin and makes the incision. The middle stump is floored now. Scorching pace. 149ks 149.5ks to be precise. Yorker again angled in. Ramdin is late to flick it across the line, possibly to midwicket. Not great shot selection. Might have grazed the pad before demolishing middle 21/4
    29.6 there's the breakthrough, and it's come against the run of play. The crowd is stunned, what a shame! Morkel delivers a full ball angling into middle, Pollard uses his wrists to whip it over the infield. Such was his confidence that he was prepared to take on the man in the deep, but Faf made no mistake. He kept his eyes on the ball, moved a couple of paces backwards to set himself up and then timed his jump to perfection to pull off that rocket hit! Pollard smashes his pads in disappointment. West Indies were running away with it, but will have to rebuild again. Relief more than elation in the South African camp 177/5
    45.3 goes length this time, and Holder's vigil is over. Once again looks to go towards the short boundary by trying a whip over midwicket, only manages to get a thick outside edge that is well pouched by Quinton de Kock! 264/7
    not out
    46.1 what was Narine trying to do there? I really don't know. He was pushed deep into the crease when he bunted that to Morris, who ran in from point, picked up the throw cleanly and threw down the stumps at the bowler's end. Made it look so easy, and Narine wasn't even in the picture 266/8
    47.5 pulled, but he's holed out to deep midwicket. Outstanding catch by Duminy at deep midwicket. Once again the short ball, he fetches the pull from outside off, but the ball gets big on him and lobs high in the air as the fielder runs in, even as the sun was in his eyes, before tumbling forward to take the catch. Benn didn't have to do that. Could that cost them 10 runs in the end? 275/9
    49.5 backs away to hit that to mid-off, confusion all around as Gabriel casually strolls down the pitch without realising Amla was backing up from short midwicket. He collides into him as the direct hit is effected at the bowler's end. Poor running. Brathwaite has a word with AB de Villiers, but to be fair, Amla wasn't aware which way the batsman was running as his eyes were trained on the ball. But still, you have to wonder if there was a case for the umpires to get into the thick of things there. 285/10
    24 (lb 5, nb 2, w 17)
    285 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 5.71)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Andre Fletcher, 1.6 ov), 2-12 (Johnson Charles, 2.4 ov), 3-12 (Marlon Samuels, 2.5 ov), 4-21 (Denesh Ramdin, 4.6 ov), 5-177 (Kieron Pollard, 29.6 ov), 6-210 (Darren Bravo, 36.1 ov), 7-264 (Jason Holder, 45.3 ov), 8-266 (Sunil Narine, 46.1 ov), 9-275 (Sulieman Benn, 47.5 ov), 10-285 (Shannon Gabriel, 49.5 ov)
    K Rabada1013133.10423030
    WD Parnell9.506316.40329120
    M Morkel906817.55276361
    CH Morris1006336.30358230
    Imran Tahir1004004.00392220
    JP Duminy1015015.0031111
    11.2 Remember, South Africa wasted a review, so Amla can't go up for this lbw appeal. But I don't think there's anything wrong with this. This one's pushed through quicker, the ball drifts back in, pitches on off and skids on. Amla anticipates the one to veer away just a touch and pushes outside the line of the stumps, and was plumb in front once he was hit on the pad. Boy, I haven't seen Narine as animated as that in a long, long time. West Indies on fire! 35/4
    3.4 this time it's a screamer from Ramdin! He was initially moving to his right with the angle of the delivery, but had to suddenly change track as the ball flew off the bottom edge. Ramdin stayed down nice and low, which allowed him an opportunity to swiftly change directions as he pulled off a low catch moving to his right. De Kock is gone, that's a well-deserved wicket for Gabriel. Ramdin let one go in the last over, but has redeemed himself. Gabriel was pleading with the umpire and nearly appealed thrice before Dharmasena's finger went up. 16/1
    5.2 Gabriel slices Faf into half! The batsman beaten for pace. 148.4ks/92.2mph. A big appeal, and umpire's Brathwaite's finger goes up. Faf has a chat with Amla and takes a review. Sharp inducker, strikes the flap of the back pad. Was there an inside edge? Nope. Pitched in line and hitting the stumps. Would have taken the middle stump. Lbw. Review ends in vain, ump Brathwaite's call is vindicated 24/2
    7.6 Gabriel beats AB for pace as well! 144.4ks/89.7mph The captain walks back for only two. Full and outside off, AB chases it with a wild drive. He is late to do so. He ends up nicking it behind, Ramdin takes a good catch tumbling to his right. He goes down, landed badly on his right shoulder. He gets some attention from the medical staff. The quick caps a wicket maiden 28/3
    27.4 FB holes out. Length and seams away outside off. The batsman goes deep in the crease, swings across the line and toe-ends it. The ball lodges into the hands of Charles, running in from long-on. Bobble. Bobble. Taken on the third attempt 96/7
    14.1 the skipper is on fire, the entire team is on fire. Holder's decision to continue bowling while his hamstring his holding up well is paying off. Gets this one to lift off the deck from around the stumps, Duminy is clearly hustled for pace as he hops back to turn it to the on side, and can only get a leading edge that lodges in the bucket hands of Benn at gully. West Indies' celebration tells you a story. This has been an outstanding burst of fast bowling! Kensington Oval is buzzing with excitement 51/5
    17.5 sharp turn, sharp catch. Pollard celebrates as he snaffles that healthy inside edge with his right hand. This one is pushed through quicker from Narine, gets some bite on it as Morris's jab lobs in the air. Pollard does a celebratory run, and then goes towards the boundary and then bows down to the crowd and the dressing room. For a moment, I thought he was doing a Tahir there. South Africa in disarray here. 65/6
    33.3 Narine has his man now. Round-armish short ball turns away outside off. Extra bounce. Parnell shapes to cut and ends up top-edging a catch to Carter at backward point 118/8
    37.3 another run-out appeal, sent to the TV umpire. KG is out now. Back of a length and outside off, chopped to backward point. Morne sets off. There is a mix-up. The fielder aims a direct hit and misses. Nurse looks to gather the throw, fumbles, and tags the ball to Ramdin. Caught short 134/9
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    45.6 that's the end of that! The partnership is over. West Indies are into the final! This was angled in from wide of the crease, the ball holds its line as Tahir pokes inside the line. Ramdin takes a regulation catch, much to the relief of his colleagues who have had to toil for the last three wickets. Smiles all around in the West Indies camp 185/10
    13 (b 8, w 5)
    185 all out (46 Overs, RR: 4.02)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Quinton de Kock, 3.4 ov), 2-24 (Faf du Plessis, 5.2 ov), 3-28 (AB de Villiers, 7.6 ov), 4-35 (Hashim Amla, 11.2 ov), 5-51 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 14.1 ov), 6-65 (Chris Morris, 17.5 ov), 7-96 (Farhaan Behardien, 27.4 ov), 8-118 (Wayne Parnell, 33.3 ov), 9-134 (Kagiso Rabada, 37.3 ov), 10-185 (Imran Tahir, 45.6 ov)
    JO Holder1013313.30382020
    ST Gabriel511733.40233010
    SP Narine1002832.80432010
    CR Brathwaite1023923.90396000
    SJ Benn1005105.10326010
    ADS Fletcher10909.0032000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45

Match days

24 June 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


West Indies 5, South Africa 0

Match Notes

Brave stand


Runs added by Bravo and Pollard for the 5th wicket, which is the joint-highest for any team losing first 4 wickets for less than 25 runs.

Four-down in no time


No. of times West Indies lost their first 4 wickets in the first 5 overs of the innings in an ODI since 2001, before this match.

Worst start


No. of times West Indies lost their first 3 wickets at the same score in an ODI, before this match. They lost all their first 3 wickets at the score of 12 in this ODI.